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Accident: 200272128 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Dies After Electric Shock

Accident: 200272128 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 06/23/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31289344906/25/20105211Rocke Overhead Doors Inc
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on June 23, 2010, Employee #1 and a coworker were repairing a 0.5 horse power motor of an Linear overhead garage door opener, Model Number LD050 110v. The weather was hot and humid, and Employee #1 and his coworker were working in an enclosed garage, causing both to sweat profusely. The garage door was 10-feet tall and both Employee #1 and his coworker were standing on 8-feet tall fiberglass ladders to access the motor. Employee #1 replaced the logic board and reset the drive chain on the damaged motor unit. Then as they were attempting to reinstall the drive chain onto the motor sprockets, with the coworker working on installing front sprocket, Employee #1 received an electric shock. The coworker did not see the accident, but heard a noise and turned to see Employee #1 shaking and struggling to let go of the drive chain. When Employee #1 was finally able to release himself from the drive chain, he reached up and unplugged the door opener. Shortly after, Employee #1 passed out and fell from the ladder, striking his head on the concrete floor below. Employee #1 died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: head, repair, ppe, electrician, electrocuted, ladder, lockout, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312893449 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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